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Slieve Bloom  Walking Breaks

 Walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains

 walking the Slieve Bloom Way from Ardmore Country House B and B

 Ardmore Country House in Kinnitty near the Slieve Bloom Way and the looped walks at Kinnitty forest. A great location for a mid week or weekend walking breaks, walking the Slieve Bloom Way or taking part in the annual Slieve Bloom Walking festival which takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend each year There are many walking trails in Kinnitty including the Knockbarron Eco trail, Glenafelly Eco Trail and 3 looped Slieve Bloom Walking trails of 1 to 3 hours. A heated drying room is available for use as well as walking maps. .  Chris your host is an experienced walker and has a very good knowledge of the trails in the Slieve Blooms.


Bluebell woods Knockbarron eco walk Kinnitty

 Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 

 29th Annual  Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 30th April- 2nd May 2022

€100 per person sharing

Package includes:

  • 2 nights bed and breakfast
  • Tea Coffee and home baking on arrival.
  • Wholesome packed lunches.
  • Flask tea or coffee (bring your own flask).


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 Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

3 days of great walks, enjoy the outdoors and have fun in the wild and wonderful Slieve Bloom Mountains. relax and enjoy connecting with friends in a local pub later.  Festival walks start at two locations  Kinnitty and Clonaslee and usually start  from 10.15am depending on which grade walk you choose.

Self-Guided  Slieve Bloom Walking break

€ 100 pps


Offer Includes: 


  • 2 nights accommodation with heart warming healthy Irish breakfasts
  • Tea/Coffee Home baking on arrival
  • 1 delightful packed lunches
  • Choice of Self Guided Loop Walking Maps
  • Drying room for Walkers
  • Free Off Road parking
  • Free Wi-fi



2 Nights B&B + 1 Dinner at Kinnitty castle Hotel

€135 pps


Offer Includes:


  • 2 nights accommodation with heart warming healthy Irish breakfasts.
  • A delightful packed lunch.
  • One 2-course evening dinner on one evening at nearby Dungeon Bar Kinnitty Castle. Subject to availability.
  • Slieve Bloom looped walking maps.
  • Free parking for Guests walking the Slieve Bloom Way


Experienced guide available for groups of 6 €120 for a day’s walking in the wild and wonderful Slievebloom Mountains.


Slieve Bloom Way Walking Break

€150 pps


Stay at the walkers welcome accommodation Ardmore Country House and walk the Slieve Bloom Way over 3 days.


Package includes:


  • 3 nights  accommodation
  • Choice of breakfast including home cooked traditional Irish Breakfast on each morning using fresh local produce.
  • Tea /Coffee and home baking on arrival
  • Free off road parking.
  • Free  Slieve Bloom Way Walking map
  • Use of drying room


Customer Reviews

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 3 of bed and breakfasts 2022  by readers of the Irish Independent reader travel awards

  • star rating  We were so pleased that we selected Ardmore Country House for our three-night stay. Chris was super helpful during our stay and we found her very friendly, easy-going and a... read more

    1 November 2019

    star rating  Ardmore House is an absolutely fantastic place to stay in a great location along the Slieve Bloom Mountain Trail. The price was really affordable and great value for money. ... read more

    19 July 2022

    star rating  From the start Chris was very welcoming and helpful. She made us tea and rang a local restaurant for us as it was near closing time. There was a sitting... read more

    12 June 2021
  • star rating  Our trip in Kinnitty was very fantastic. Chris welcomed us during two weeks. The room was really clean and beautiful. It’s a great opportunity to try mountain bike available in... read more

    5 August 2019

    star rating  We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chris was a fantastic host, offering us tea and homemade scones on arrival. She went above... read more

    Emer M
    7 June 2021

    star rating  My husband and I loved our stay at the Ardmore. Chris was an amazing hostess! She greeted us warmly and had a fire waiting for us in the sitting room.... read more

    7 April 2022
  • star rating  Ardmore house is a beautiful old country house. Chris, the landlady was an excellent host. Lovely fresh cooked breakfast. A stones throw from the pubs and cafes in Kinnity village.... read more

    31 October 2021

    star rating  With 4 friends we stayed 4 nights while walking the Slieve Blooom Way. Even before we arrived Chris ensured our stay would be trouble-free, giving us information... read more

    Anne H
    23 July 2022

    star rating  Chris and her home are WONDERFUL. She is most hospitable and the home retains all of its historical character...but provides guests with modern amenities. Breakfast was fantastic as... read more

    10 June 2022
  • star rating  I had a wonderful stay here for a friend's wedding at nearby Kinnitty Castle. Chris made me feel very welcome and my room was super clean, comfortable and quiet. The... read more

    19 July 2022

    star rating  Location was good for the event we were attending at the Castle; room was large and spacious. Water pressure in the shower is great! However: cleanliness in parts was not... read more

    7 August 2022

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    23 October 2019
  • star rating  Arrived here completely wet, but it was nice and well-organised. Nice breakfast, also very pleasant and decent lady. The building itself is quite well-maintained, with a beautiful virginia creeper all... read more

    3 August 2020

    star rating  Stayed for 2 nights. Chris was very welcoming and runs a beautiful B&B. The room was really lovely and breakfast was delicious. Kinnitty is a lovely quiet town and loads... read more

    30 July 2021

    star rating  Hi we had a fabulous stay with Chris in her beautiful B&B .
    The lovely gardens and rooms made our stay very enjoyable, Chris couldn't do enough for us... read more

    30 August 2021
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